Carmen join heritage and fellowship, City and industry, and help for those in need .
In 2017 we were 500 years old – and we celebrated with the keys to our new home.
We also faced a major challenge – to restore, improve and equip a Grade I wreck.
The roof leaked, the floors were shot, the windows creaked, the stairs staggered, the ceilings sagged, timbers were suspect and the rooms divvied up and full of rubbish.
Built 200 years ago on a churchyard, the structure could conceal anything, and work soon revealed unknown vaults, arches and burials, steps and spaces below.
Every discovery attracted archaeological experts, guardians of national heritage and
experts of every hue to dig, diagnose and determine finds and tell us what to do
Fortunately Carmen are a determined bunch, and include our own experts and activists, prepared to negotiate, innovate and facilitate our future home. If you can help, join them via email@example.com
The building is yours – bought and paid for
Much work has been done, but there’s more to be done